Plant power: Should plant proteins be prioritised in dietary advice?

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About the webinar:

Have you noticed the shift towards plant-based eating? Our upcoming webinar will update you on the science behind the ever-growing trend to include more plant protein foods in dietary advice. Professor Linda Van Horn and Dr Rosemary Stanton will showcase examples of dietary guidelines from across the globe that prioritise plant proteins in line with the well-established health benefits associated with consuming more plants. Linda and Rosemary will also give practical guidance for shifting the focus of dietary advice to plant proteins to align with the recently released Dietitians Australia Position Statement on Healthy and Sustainable Diets.


About the speakers:

Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN is Professor and Chief of the Nutrition Division, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Dr. Van Horn was Editor of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics from 2003-2013, a member of the 2010 and 2020 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (as Chair in 2010) and a co-author of the American Heart Association’s Dietary Guidance 2021. She is a clinical nutrition epidemiologist and studies primary prevention of cardiometabolic and other chronic diseases beginning in utero and continuing throughout the life course. Dr Van Horn’s observational research includes the study of Cardiovascular Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA), the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (SOL) and the SOL Youth StudyShe was PI on multi-center collaborative trials including the Diet Intervention Study in Children (DISC), the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and the International Study of Macro/Micronutrient Intake and Blood Pressure (INTERMAP). Her current research includes KIDFIT, a DASH diet intervention in 3-5-year-old offspring of MOMFIT, who are mothers with overweight/obesity who were recruited to  a randomized clinical trial that implemented a “MAMA DASH” type diet for preventing excessive gestational weight gain.


Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM is a public health nutritionist and currently a Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Medical Sciences at UNSW. She was awarded an Order of Australia for her contributions to public health through nutrition and was a member of the expert group working on the 2013 Dietary Guidelines and the Infant Feeding Guidelines. Rosemary has authored many scientific papers, 32 books and over 3,500 articles for the popular press. Rosemary wants us all to think more about our food – where it comes from, how to grow or prepare it, how it affects our health and how our choices impinge on climate change. She maintains a close liaison with the Australian public and has been regarded by the media for over 55 years as a source of reliable nutrition information.




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Webinar Slides:

Click here to download Rosemary's slides

Click here to download Linda's slides

Continuing Education (USA)
Duration1 hour
CPEUs Awarded1.0
Performance Indicators8.1.2, 12.2.10, 12.4.3